I need to stop and talk about this for a second.
This is a Doctor who (ha) is so filled with pain and remorse and guilt over what he did to the Time Lords that he can absolutely not bring himself to repeat the terrible choice he made. He knows what it’s like to live with a choice like this, and he cannot bear to have this blood on his hands.
This scene is the true ending to The Day of the Doctor. He doesn’t know that he didn’t destroy Gallifrey - he “knows” that he did, that Gallifrey burned. This is the result of that knowledge.
But then Rose, beautiful, Bad Wolf Rose, shows up. She appears in a blaze of white light and not only absolves him of his guilt, but rescues him from having to make that terrible choice at all. She erased the Daleks and saved the Earth, and the Doctor never had to live with the pain of getting it wrong, when it was impossible to get it right. Do you see where I’m going with this?
This is why the Moment chose the Bad Wolf as its image. It chose the Bad Wolf, because it knew its significance and its power to save him from himself. For the second time - or the first time, depending on your point of view - the image of the Bad Wolf appears to the Doctor when he is forced to make the most terrible choice, and she absolves him of his crime, by preventing him from ever committing it. It’s a perfect parallel.
But because the Doctor doesn’t remember saving Gallifrey, he still lives through centuries of pain, of trying to come to terms with the choice he made, and we come back to this scene, right here. The War Doctor was rescued by the Bad Wolf so that the Ninth Doctor would be able to help create the Bad Wolf. The Doctor’s grief in this scene creates a force that will eventually be the key to absolving him.
Basically, Moffat got this so, so right, and if you don’t think this paradox is the tightest writing ever, then I don’t know what to do with you.
We have to understand that no matter what we do with our lives we will never be as awesome as Christopher Lee is.
I will never get over how he corrected Peter Jackson on the proper sound a man makes when he’s been stabbed in the back because he actually worked in the British clandestine services.
Or how he volunteered to fight in one of the most brutal fronts of WWII (the Finnish-Russian Winter War).
Or how he was fucking NAZI HUNTER.
Basically, Christopher Lee is the real Most Interesting Man in the world and I honestly don’t know why we tell Chuck Norris jokes when this badass is walking around.
And then I see him rambling on about how Saruman and Gandalf are actually Istari, which are one of the Maia in the LotR commentaries and I realize he literally cannot become more awesome.
I just read up on that and now I regret I didn’t include it! The man is 90 years old and he’s releasing a metal album next year. ACTUAL MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD CHRISTOPHER LEE.
OH GOD I FORGOT ABOUT HIS METAL
GOD HE’S HARDCORE AS FUCK
He’s also played Dracula like 5 billion times and in the first one he refused to use the terrible dialogue and wasn’t fired.
He was also bros with Vincent Price and Peter Cushing, but unlike them was able to get away from the horror genre and forged a well-rounded career.
He can speak 8 languages and will sometimes do his own dubbing for foreign versions of his films.
His family carries the coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire.
He really is the most interesting man in the world.
do you ever just cry because christopher lee
This is why I can’t have nice things… because Christopher Lee has them all already.
YOOOO. TIME FOR AN EPIC POKEMON GIVEAWAY.
Since I’ve basically dived face first back into the Pokemon fandom, I feel like I should celebrate this. Just in time for the holiday season, too. I’m gonna be giving away all this awesome stuff to one lucky grand prize winner. There will be two runner up prizes too!
The stuff;Choice of either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y, physical copy.
One Fennekin, one Froakie, one Chespin Tomy plush.
One Pokemon TCG Sylveon Collection box.
One Sylveon Super DX plush.
Choice of any English/Japanese/Korean/etc Pokemon TCG booster box(es) under $100.
The two runners up will receive their choice of Fennekin, Froakie, or Chespin plushies and a Sylveon collection box.
- Both reblogs and likes count.
- Follow me for an extra chance at winning. - Absolutely no giveaway blogs. That’s just unfair.
- Reblog as much as you’d like but be considerate of your followers!
- I’ll ship anywhere in the galaxy.
- MAKE SURE YOUR ASK BOX IS OPEN. I can’t stress this enough.
- If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. My ask box is always open.
The giveaway will end on January 1st, 2014 at whatever time I wake up that day. I’ll get my dad to pick three random numbers and those three will be the winners. :3
Good luck to all~
Just a reminder to all of yous, this is still going on! Since this kinda died off on my notifications, I figured I’d just give it a boost. :3